August has been on my mind a lot lately. It really is a beautiful month to get married in, although it’s also a reminder that summer all too soon will be coming to an end. Becca and John got married in August. It was the most picturesque day. The heat of summer was all around with the breezes to Lake Michigan there to keep it in balance.
St. Joseph played host the celebration, with the nuptials being held at his parent’s beachside residence that ended up only being partially completed by the big day. But in the end, it didn’t matter that everything wasn’t perfect. It didn’t matter that construction schedules ran behind. What mattered was their love. It was on this same property that he had proposed to Becca one year prior, in the town where both had spent the summers of their youth, so in the end, it really was perfect.
It was a Jewish ceremony with a custom made birch chuppah. It was brought to my attention that the four open sides of a chuppah represent open doors and hospitality. Becca and John’s home will always be a place of welcome for friends and family. I love the tradition of being married under a chuppah all the more now. And theirs was extra special as it was adorned with Becca’s grandfather’s pray shall. Don’t forget to add just a little sentimental value to your wedding day.
After the ceremony, the celebration continued at The Heritage Center, where guests were wined and dined and danced the night away. A live band, a cupcake truck and a sparkler exit complete with a pedicab driven by the best man for the getaway vehicle of choice. Warm summer nights like these will live in our memories forever.
Photography: Clary Pfeiffer Photography | Wedding Planning: Sincerely Ginger Weddings | Wedding Coordination & Floral Design: The Day’s Design | Ceremony Location: Private Residence on Lake Michigan | Reception Venue: The Heritage Center St. Joseph | Catering: Gilmore Catering | Ceremony Rentals: The Rental Company | Reception Rentals: Classic Catering & Events | Band: Blue Water Kings | Bride’s Dress: Lela Rose | Menswear: Alton Lane | Bridesmaids Dresses: BHLDN | Hair & Makeup: Affinity Salon | Cupcake Truck: Mimi’s Cupcakes | Roping Signage: MDB Weddings | Paper Goods: Yellow Bird Store | Table Numbers: BHLDN
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